ZEE5 Global’s iconic singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ returns with an exciting new season that has Himesh Reshammiya, Neeti Mohan, Anu Malik as judges and Aditya Narayan as the host.
Streaming on ZEE5 Global, the new season is poised to change the game with a new format that includes spontaneous challenges thrown at contestants by the judges after one of their peers has delivered an outstanding act in a particular style or genre. Rather than a set template with weekly rounds one is familiar with, this challenging environment is bound to shake up the room a bit, stimulate a competitive edge amongst the contestants and pack in a new surprise for its viewers in every single episode.
Reshammiya said: “Although I have been a part of several seasons of this reality show, each season has left me surprised with the kind of talent that has performed on this stage.
“I truly believe that it is going to be a real treat to watch these raw gems perform, and a brilliant opportunity for them would be to get a chance to sing a song that will be released by Zee Music. The idea is to specifically look for OG singers so that we can give fresh and new voices to our Indian music industry.”
Two months ago, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ announced a nation-wide quest for ‘OG’ voices across India. For the first time ever, the audition process went paperless – led by a strong digital leg and even the on-ground phase saw negligible use of paper as a part of the channel’s endeavour of being environmentally responsible.
Leaving no stone unturned in scouting the best of talent, the creative team even welcomed recommendations from anyone who could spot raw talent around. While each aspirant's distinctive singing style and proficiency determined their success, it was only the truly ‘OG’ that made the cut.
Neeti Mohan noted: “I am all set to judge the new season of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and it’s an honour to be on the same judging panel as the esteemed singers and composers of our music industry – Himesh Reshammiya and Anu Malik.
“I must say that selecting the best among the best for this season is undoubtedly a challenging task for all of us, but we will do our best to shape the future of the emerging talent that comes our way.”
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Anu Malik added: “I am really excited to be part of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ once again, and after witnessing the amazing performances of the new talent during the audition episodes, Himesh, Neeti and I will ensure that we do justice to them by guiding them to the best of our abilities.
“I believe the franchise has nurtured exceptional talent over the last few decades, and this year as well, the audience will get to watch extraordinary talent perform some mesmerising songs.”
This season features contestants hand-picked by the judges from across India like West Bengal’s Albert Kabo Lepcha, Kharagpur’s Sonia Gazmer, Delhi’s Sana Arora, Mumbai’s Abdul, Uttar Pradesh’s Nishtha Sharma and Kolkata's Ranita Banerjee. The talented bunch promise viewers an exceptional musical extravaganza that marks a grand celebration of music this season!
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: “Our marquee music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is much loved by fans across the globe, driving us to innovate it further into a brand-new format this year. From going completely paperless in our process to the main show composition, our efforts have been to further elevate the experience for our audiences.
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“The show has drawn in fans from every corner of the world, and we believe that the new format will only add to the charm of the show.”
ZEE5 Global said it is going all out to nurture its talent and provide them with opportunities beyond the platform even before the show draws to an end.